Wolf Point Defeats Scobey, 63-46
The Wolf Point Wolves captured a rare boys’ basketball victory in Scobey on Saturday, Jan. 14. A 22-0 run in the second quarter highlighted the Wolves’ 63-46 non-conference win.
Wolf Point Coach Cole Hanks said he doesn’t recall the last time that the Wolves won in Scobey. “I’m sure it happened, but I don’t remember when,” he said.
The Wolves trailed 17-12 at the end of the first quarter and by a 19-12 margin early in the second quarter. Wolf Point then got its fast-tempo game going as a drive by Gaige Bushman and a tipin by Juliun Benson cut the margin to 19-16. A three-point play by Kraven Silk tied the game with 6:31 left in the half.
A three-pointer by Silk and three points by Benson, including a free throw after a steal, produced a 25-19 lead. Benson then fired in a three-pointer. A turnaround shot by Cade Stafne, a pair of free throws by Kelby Bauer and a baseline shot by Bushman put the margin at 34-19 midway into the quarter.
Scobey struck for six straight points late in the half to close the gap to 41-30, but Wolf Point’s Jack Kolstad answered with a three-pointer. The Wolves held a 44-33 advantage at intermission.
A drive by Benson, a basket by Silk off a pass from Benson and a hoop by Peyton Summers off an assist from Lennox Lilley gave the Wolves a 50-37 lead in the third quarter.
A coast-to-coast drive by Benson ended the third quarter with Wolf Point holding a 52-42 advantage.
The Spartans scored the first four points of the fourth period, but the Wolves put the contest away with the final 11 points.
Leading Wolf Point’s attack were Silk with 15 and Benson with 14 points.
Also scoring for the Wolves were Bushman with eight, Kolstad with seven, Lilley with six, Bauer with five, Stafne with four and Summers with four.
Scobey’s top scorers were Gage Hallock with 17, Boen Tande with 10 and Braxton Wolfe with 10 points.
The Wolves will host Poplar on Friday, Jan. 20, and travel to Malta on Saturday, Jan. 21, in two District 2B conference contests.